Wednesday, 5 November 2008

I can say I witnessed a historic event!

We drove to Chicago from 3 p.m. on Tuesday and got there are at 7:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. in Chicago. 

We met up with April, a couchsurfer and headed to Grant Park. The crowd were massive and there was a huge line.

We waited and interviewed some people.

People were climbing trees just to get a good view of the screen where CNN is live and to get an idea of the number of people there. It's got to be way more than a million.

A woman in front of me has a portable TV. OBAMA WON!! she screams.

Everyone was hugging each other. 

We interviewed a black woman and she told me a white person hugged her for the first time in her life, they didn't think she was going to harm them or anything like that.

She said it was a good feeling. 

Right before Obama gave his acceptance speech, Signed, Sealed Delivered were playing. People were dancing, singing, and yelling.

It was an awesome moment.

As he gave his speech, people were teary-eyed, some grinned, some just listened intently.

After that, people headed out. It felt like New Years Eve at the Time Square in New York City. 

Drivers were honking and people yelled "YEAHHH OBAMA"

It was 1:30 a.m. in Chicago. We drove home to Toledo.

We were back at the IC office at 6:15 a.m. and started working on the story.

Look out for our kick-ass story, pictures and videos!!!!

1 comment:

MuslimColoredLens said...

noooo waay I can't wait to see it tomorrow! :D